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ADOPTION OF MIXED CROPPING IN RABI SEASON BY THE FARMERS OF MADARIPUR SADAR THANA UNDER MADARIPUR DISTRICT

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Author Name: H.M. S. Islam, R.U. Chowdhury, B. Ahmed and S. Shabnam and M.M.Rahman
Research Area: Agricultural Science
Volume: 01
Issue: 03
Page No: 168-171
Emailed: 10
Total Downloads: 1579
Country: Bangladesh
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The main motive of the study was to determine the extent of mixed cropping in Rabi season by the farmers of madaripur sadar upazila under Madaripur district. The study was conducted in four unions covering eight villages of madaripur sadar upazila under Madaripur district data were collected from 100 farmers. From the study it was found that the highest proportion (51 percent) of the farmers had low adoption of mixed cropping compared to 40 and 09 percent having medium and high adoption of mixed cropping respectively. Findings revealed that number of family labor, cropping intensity, annual family income, credit received, training exposure and knowledge on mixed cropping had significant positive relationship with the adoption of mixed cropping while age, level of education, land possession, extension contact, and organization participation had no significant relationship with the adoption of mixed cropping.  On the basis of descending order of Problem Confrontation Index, the farmers confronted the problems were “lack of extension service”, “lack of inputs in time”, “lack of technical knowledge”, “unfavorable climate”, “difficult to practice mixed cropping”,  “high pest attack”, and “less crop production by adopting mixed cropping”